Well, well, well… We took our Christmas tree down last night… Down also came the cards… and up on my wall got pinned the marathon training programme… Yes indeed, my annual 16 week programme for running London marathon which I am doing again this year…
So with my fitness regime carefully planned each day for the next 16 weeks, I have also been reading from cover to cover my monthly mens fitness magazines much more avidly than I was doing at the end of last year… I have subscriptions to Men’s Health and Mens Fitness magazines and they are both packed full of stuff each month.
The reason I mention this today is for a reason you’d never suspect at all. Not at all! Let me explain…
The New Year edition of Mens Health magazine has an article entitled “Work Smarter” written by Nick Bradshaw. Here is the precis to the article:
Want to beat the job market? If you’re worried you’ll find yourself out on a limb, it’s time to recession-proof your career. These jobs will make you fitter, happier, healthier and richer.
Ok… Sounds interesting. The ten jobs listed were librarian, tree surgeon, wine buyer, landscape architect, college lecturer, personal trainer, session drummer/drum tutor, genetic counsellor and guess what else?
You guessed it right! Hypnotherapist!
They give advantages to all the jobs and little things that indicate a health bonus, or level of training required and whether they are low stress etc.
For a hypnotherapist, they have the icons that indicate “No Boss” and “Recession Proof” …
Here is what they say about it:
Entry Difficulty: Two Stars (Out of a possible five stars)
Look into our eyes… According to direct.gov.uk, the government careers advice service, the demand for hypnotherapists is rising, due to an increase in referrals by GPs. You get to explore clients’ minds, helping them overcome psychological and physical conditions) and occasionally make them stand on one leg and bark like a dog…) A series of workshops and assignments will get you recognised by the National Council for Hypnotherapy — and you can charge an hourly rate between £40 and £100.
The Clincher: Peace, quiet, security and no boss — a way to grow rich chilling out.
The kicker: Due to stage quacks, it will take time to build up a solid reputation.
Once you get passed the tabloid, multi media style of writing, there is some truth behind this… Though you can charge more, it is tougher than they indicate to qualify with a good school and reputable organisation, though you potentially can earn more than indicated, I encounter very few hypnotherapists who actually do. There are a proliferation of hypnotherapy “business gurus” out there who have not actually earned a great deal by seeing one-to-one clients themselves but manage to convince people that they are successful and therefore hypnotherapists struggling to build a business spend what little budget they do have on systems and approaches that are anything other than proven and usually flawed.
Made me smile wryly when I found my monthly fitness literature fix punctuated with my own career and celebrated in such a manner.
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Congrats on running the marathon- I have always thought about doing that but never really known how to get started. You have inspired me to do more than just think about it and make that dream a reality. As far as the Men’s Health magazine goes, I love to read my husband’s copies from cover to cover maybe more than he does. They always have so much positive and interesting information in them that they are too good to let pass by. Great that they celebrated your career choices- maybe I will go back to school now! 🙂
Now you weren’t christened ‘Therapist’ were you?? Come on…
I am delighted to be running London yet again and it is a fabulous thing to do any marathon in my opinion.
Men’s Health magazine? I love it! can’t be without it…
All the best for the marathon, Adam. Given the fact that the Chancellor is currently running up and down the corridors of No 11 Downing Street shouting: “We’re doomed! What on earth is the plan?”, I doubt anyone can “recession proof” anything, even a career. I’m having flashbacks to the 1990’s and it really is odd that a man of a mere 27 years should be having flashbacks so early in his life. But seriously, I keep expecting Norman Lamont to be on the news telling us all how it’s going to get better real soon.
I still meet people who think that hypnosis is about power and taking control of someone/someone’s mind. I’ve done my best and I’ve even gone into a trance and shown them that I can decide when I wake up from the trance but the “popular stereotype” still has a power. I’ve been “using” hypnosis for 12 years now and my Mum still tells me to “be careful” when I listen to a CD, download or…showing my age here, a tape.
The two things that will hinder anyone’s development as a hypnotherapist are 1) The popular stereotype of what a hypnotherapist is and 2) The issue of quality. Like I said, I’ve been using hypnosis products for 12 years now. And I’ve heard some awful hypnosis recordings (usually bought off Ebay) that sound as if they were recorded in a windtunnel using a device familiar to Edison. You have to establish a reputation and prove that you’re value for money.
I have a confession: You’re not the only person I buy hypnosis products from, Adam. But there is a reason I come back time after time and a reason why my iPod is currently jammed packed with your recordings. That reason is quality. You’re value for money. It’s also fantastic that you can get the free relaxation download off your website and see what your recordings are like for free. That’s a great piece of marketing and a big reason why people come back and purchase your titles.
I don’t think there is such a thing as a “recession proof career” but perhaps there is.
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